schedule

Week 1

Monday 6/25

in class:

assignment:

Tuesday 6/26

in class:

  • look at the weekly topic descriptions in Box; in pairs, fill out three or four assigned topic descriptions
    • fronts and backs of all Dear Data postcards are available via MOMA
    • fronts and backs of all Dear Data Two postcards

assignment:

  • look through all of the topics for Dear Data and select 3-5 topics that you’d be interested in doing for Week #1; note that some topics (shaded in tan) are more of an inventory of items that you own, and other topics (shaded in blue) are more like experiments
  • for two of those topics, write a paragraph explaining why you’re interested in the topic and a list of the data you would collect
  • bring the paragraphs and lists to class on Wednesday

Wednesday 6/27

in class:

assignment:

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Week 2

Monday 7/2

assignment:

  • create a draft of your Week #1 Dear Data postcard, and bring one physical copy to class on Tuesday 7/3

Tuesday 7/3

in class:

  • peer review drafts of Week #1 postcard
  • prep for Week #2

assignment:

Wednesday 7/4 – Holiday!

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Week 3

Monday 7/9: Week #1 Postcard due

in class:

assignment:

  • create a draft of your Week #2 Dear Data postcard, and bring one physical copy to class on 7/10

Tuesday 7/10

in class:

  • peer review drafts of Week #2 postcard
  • begin drafting reflection for the Dear Data project

assignment:

  • write a draft of your reflection for the Dear Data project and bring one printed copy to class on 7/11

Wednesday 7/11

in class:

  • peer review reflections
  • begin PSA with Data project

assignment:

  • complete the Dear Data Project:
    • Week #1 and Week #2 postcards
    • Reflection: a digital version emailed to me before class on Monday 7/16
    • Reflection draft and peer review sheet

Thursday 7/12: Trip to the UCSB AlloSphere (Elings Hall) at 1:00

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Week 4

Monday 7/16: Dear Data Project Due

in class:

assignment:

Tuesday 7/17

in class:

assignment:

  • create an image using text effects and masking, and upload the image file (jpg or png) to the Photo Editing #2 folder in our class Box folder
  • choose two of the PSAs listed at 60 Powerful Socials Issues Ads; for each one, make a list of at least five choices made by the designer that you think improve the effectiveness of the ad

Wednesday 7/18

in class:

assignment:

  • create a draft of your PSA image, and be prepared to show it (digitally) in class on Monday 7/23

Week 5

Monday 7/23

in class:

assignment:

  • revise your PSA image
  • write a draft of your reflection for the PSA with Data project, and bring one printed copy to class on Tuesday 7/24

Tuesday 7/24

in class:

assignment:

  • complete your PSA with Data project
    • send me your JPG and reflection via email

Wednesday 7/25: PSA with Data Project Due (anytime before Saturday is ok)

in class:

assignment:

  • decide on the text that you want to analyze for the Text Visualization project, and create the .txt files that you’ll be using
  • send me an email describing your topic before class on Monday 7/30
  • create at least one visualization of that text using the tools on the Resources page, and upload the screenshot to our class Box folder (“textviz 1”)

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Week 6

Monday 7/30 

in class:

  • admire PSAs
  • share topics and screenshots for the Text Visualization project

assignment:

  • continue working on the Text Visualization project

Tuesday 7/31

in class:

assignment:

  • write a draft of the Text Visualization essay

Wednesday 8/1

in class:

assignment:

  • complete the Text Visualization project

Friday 8/3: Text Visualization Project Due